Abel’s First Christmas

The Harrison's

Happy Christmas from the Harrison’s and it’s a special one this year as it’s Abel’s first Christmas, however unfortunately he was unlucky enough to pick up a bad cough and cold so he’s been a little under the weather. Still it’s not stopped him completely and he certainly enjoyed all the attention from his Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. :)

Abel very happy walking around

He’s especially happy when either stuffing his little chops or walking around, although I think we prefer walking around with him as it’s definitely less messy than the early weaning stage we’re going through at the moment!

One spoon just isn't enough for eating porridge

Clearly our boy has decided that just one spoon at dinner time isn’t enough and we have to use two, one for him to feed himself and the second for us to shovel new loads of food onto. ;)

Ah, the joys of parenthood…. Happy Christmas from all of us.

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Christmas Weekend

Christmas Abel

Pheebs, Abel and I had our first Christmas open house at the weekend where we invited our friends and family to drop in for a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie. We were extremely pleased at the number of folks who dropped in and it was certainly a great way to catch up with everyone. We think this might turn into a regular yearly event but perhaps we’ll make less cakes and biscuits next time otherwise we’ll have too much leftover……

A big thanks to our friends and family who make the effort to attend! :)

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Abel’s first swim

Abel's first swim

Abel had his first swimming lesson today which he appeared to enjoy. He also had his first underwater swim/dunking which didn’t seem to bother him too much. Hopefully he’ll follow his father in enjoying being under the water rather on top of it! :)

First dunking

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Cornwall 2012

Carbis Bay

Pheebs, Abel and I have just spent 2 weeks in Cornwall on holiday which was very pleasant and definitely beat sat at a desk working. We broke the holiday into two parts and the first week we spent exploring the St Ives area and stayed at the Gonwin Manor luxury cottages. We spent the majority of the time visiting the vast number of National Trust properties in the area as we had a family membership which allowed us free entry. Highlights of that week included some interesting walks, talking to some interesting people (it’s amazing how many people want to talk to you when you’ve got a kid!), enjoying a family Jacuzzi (not sure what Abel really thought of that!) and getting to the centre of the maze at Gendurgan!

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From there we then moved up into Deven to Kingbridge near Salcombe and stayed at Lower Coombe Royal which was another self catering apartment, but not first without meeting up with Alex, Emma and little Jasmine for lunch in Tavistock! Highlights of that week included a visit to the National Maritime Museum, wandering around Totnes and getting Abel’s foot prints on some plates (that was interesting!).

It was certainly great to escape from work and spend some time with the family but doesn’t time fly when you’re having fun!

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